Why inequality isn’t a winning theme for GOPers

by Ryan Streeter on February 9, 2015. Follow Ryan on Twitter.

My guess is that Republican politicians almost all care more about raising the middle-class standard of living than about reducing inequality. Since voters do, too, maybe that’s what those politicians should talk about.

That’s Ramesh Ponnuru in today’s New York Times on why talking about inequality is not a winning strategy for Republicans.  Mobility and expanded opportunity are what most Americans care about, and they are looking for candidates who have workable ideas on those topics.